The Federal Government of Nigeria has a new set of militants to deal with, following the emergence of the REWLs – Red Egbesu Water Lions. They have promised to make the Nigeria government ungovernorable and they seem to be more stronger and determined in their movement than the earlier Niger Delta Avengers. Their aims is to ensure that the production of Oil and Gas region do not produce or carry out their activities.
But it wasn’t clear as at Wednesday whether it was a resurrection of the Egbesu Mightier Fraternity Of Izon (Ijaw) Land and The Water Lion, a group which became prominent five years ago when its members threatened to eject people of northern origin from the region when the Boko Haram sect started attacking Christians in the North-East.
According to Creek Network Coordinator, Mr. Torunanawei Latei – “Genaral” on Wednesday issued a statement that the new militant group vowed to work with the already dreadful Niger Delta Avengers and Indigenous Peoples of Biafra to ensure that all their demands were fully met in the next 7 days.
They ask PMB to immediately release the Leader of Biafrans in the person of Mr. Nnamdi Kanu and release the former National Security Advicser, NSA, Sambo Dasuki from prison custody and also to drop all charges against him.
They also urged President Buhari as a matter of urgent direct the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to defreeze the bank accounts of Ex-militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo a.k.a Tompolo.
The group sounds a clear warning that the Federal Government should not see them and their movement as empty threat.
This statement by the new group was released after the bombing of an Oil gas plant in Belyesa State yesterday and they claimed to be responsible for such act. They want ahead to notified the Federal Government that they will shot down all oil and gas companies in the region.